What if Russia has it's eyes on America?
Yet KGB spies were here during the Cold War. After the Soviet Union fell in the early 90s, probably a number of these spies remained, even if they're no longer thought of as "KGB".
Today we can bet that Russia has a healthy and vital network of spies in the United States, including more than a few "double agents" -- meaning U.S. citizens who work in federal government like CIA and national defense who, like many Americans, can be persuaded to pass on intel when enough dollar bills are offered.
We're talking Russia would have to be willing to nuke a few million Americans preemptively (Cold War suitcase nukes, anyone?), or perhaps use a highly lethal virus concocted deep in a Russian laboratory, and then spread across U.S. cities like a plot from the television series "24" -- or perhaps a combination of both suitcase nukes and lethal virus.
Could commercial airlines really be used to help get a Russian first wave into American airspace and parachuting into American communities?
Then of course there are container ships -- the U.S. has dozens of cargo ships entering U.S. ports every day of the year.
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How many of these could the Russians move into place, just off shore or even land and then launch attacks from U.S. ports?
That ace may be "American based" manufacturing plants, where instead of just cars or airplanes being built, maybe weapons and weapon delivery systems are being built right here on U.S. soil, in industrial areas of major U.S. cities, with access to trucking fleets, helicopters, and heavy equipment that can be used to lay siege to several "soft targets" essential to putting America into a strangle hold and forcing a surrender.
In those U.S. based Russian manufacturing plants... how about Russian drones and -- right on the forefront of science and technology -- Russian robots?
In World War II, against Japan, America's secret "ace" was the first working atomic bombs, shortly later dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, bringing Japan to a quick surrender. Japan at first didn't know what hit them.
Looking at Japan, history has seen the ace card played before with disastrous consequences.
Does Russia have an "ace" card?
On day one of the attack, Russian suitcase nukes detonated in dozens of strategic places, including just outside several U.S. military bases; U.S. military bases wiped completely off the map -- one more ace up the Russian military's sleeve.
Localized EMP attacks that shut down power systems to critical infrastructure.
Russian forces come to power in your community. And now you have to swear allegiance or face execution.
Or there's one more option to consider...
Whatever happens, will you live or die if a scenario like this one ever plays out?
Would you have a plan if something so far fetched as a Russian invasion ever brings parachuting troops into your community?
Do you have a back-up plan for the day you have to abandon your preps and make a hasty evacuation into the countryside, like World War II Jews fleeing Nazis as tanks and troops roll into town?
Outfit your secret room with ventilation, food, water, power, and communications equipment, so that if you and your family suddenly had to hide out, you could stay hidden for several hours, and then make your escape finally under the cover of darkness.
If there's no cover, put together something that will help camouflage you from the air above, where helicopters maybe patrolling, looking out for people down on the ground below fleeing the area.
That could be something as simple as a small tarp and a 2 - 3 cans of spray paint, with colors that look like the colors of the area you're likely to travel through. For example, a desert environment, typical in Southern California, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. If you hear chopper blades in the distance, drop to the ground next to a rock or ditch or whatever object happens to be nearby, and use your painted tarp to disguise yourself from eyes in the sky.
Use the forests because you need to have cover, and you also want to be in an area no one is likely to parachute troops into, if you happen to be fleeing an area under a wide scale attack. Remember, parachuting troops need a clearing to land.
Staying deep under the trees both blocks you from eyes in the sky, and keeps troops from landing near your location should you (or any number of people you're traveling with) be spotted. I can't recommend it enough, but a handy water filter will provide you with several weeks of water filtration from streams and lakes you'll come across as you travel).
Consider heading for areas that have small farming operations -- not wide scale agriculture because again these may be targeted by an invasion force -- and / or small towns in or near the mountains that don't have an airport. Airports make it easy to fly in troops, and we can bet that the Russians have every airport and even many smaller airstrips marked down on maps. A rural airstrip's proximity to a crucial "soft target" (keep reading) makes it more likely to be targeted in the early days (or even the first day) of a wide scale invasion.
Most likely, if you've made it to the forest far away from a populated area, don't expect a pursuit from invading forces. Not yet anyway. They're going to be busy seizing communities, and then going house to house.
Only as the days and weeks pass, are invading forces finally likely to make it out to distant rural towns and homes out in the countryside. That is of course except for towns and communities that lie in the path of prevailing winds that may carry dangerous levels of radiation from any major cities or military installations that have suffered a nuclear blast.
One way to add a layer of protection includes potassium iodate tablets, which can help protect you from the effects of radiation. (The U.S. government is reported by some to be stockpiling on these tablets.)
1) Oil refineries and oil wells
2) Natural gas plants
3) Gas refineries
4) Airports (even small ones)
5) Mining operations
6) Nuclear power plants and hydroelectric dams
7) Media outlets (newspaper, radio, television)
8) Industry (aerospace, metals, etc)
10) Commercial agriculture (not all agricultural areas, just those considered essential to feeding Russian forces while also helping win over a conquered population by providing citizens with basic food needs)
Just about anything that keeps America powered and fed is likely to be a soft target, and not necessarily something that an invading force may want to simply destroy. Depending on how thorough their plans are for occupation, they may want to get these systems back online shortly after any have powered down, or even before one of these systems has powered down. (These 10 areas may not include all areas of importance to Russian invaders, but are some common areas to consider avoiding in your evacuation plans.)
And if you're considered essential personnel employed at one of these soft targets, there's a chance that invading forces already know a lot about you -- your name, where you live, and -- a scary thing to consider -- perhaps they even have your family named and numbered and on a list.
Russia (and its allies) have had a long time to put some thought into something like this.
If it ever happens, its because they believe its going to succeed.